May 19, 2010

Baby Blanket for Snuggling

There is nothing I love better than snuggling up to my kids. My little baby is turning out to be really cuddly. It's so wonderful! The only thing that can make snuggle time better is an ultra-soft blanket. (Of course, the child actually falling asleep in your arms can be quite wonderful too.) So when another niece arrived in the family I whipped up this simple blanket for her and her Mom!

Super Soft Baby Blanket

This is the most basic of patterns. It's just two squares of fabric sewn together with the back used as a binding.

Super Soft Baby Blanket

I used Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom: Avocado Ginger Tile. It's probably one of my most favorite fabrics. Ever. I love the color. It's seriously what makes the blanket so beautiful. To get it just right though, you really have to focus on the pattern when you cut it out. Centering the tiles just right was so essential to making this blanket look good.

Super Soft Baby Blanket

The backing I picked up at JoAnns in by their Minkee. It's so soft and has a  simple diamond print that I thought went well with the Ginger Tile. I love this fabric for binding because I could really cheat and machine stitch it instead of whip-stitching it in place! The fluff hides the seam well.

Super Soft Baby Blanket

Linking up to Look What I Made Day with Creations by Kara and What You're Working With Wednesday at Me and My Bucket.


Unknown said...

Thanks Maggie. It really is beautiful and so soft. This blanket has become one of my favorites!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Simply gorgeous! The minky fabric is fabulous! Fantastic little needs a snuggle blanket like this! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn